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Calendar of 5K Races in the USA

Looking to participate in a 5K race?

Check out our comprehensive directory listing of 5K races. At JogRunRace, you can also find articles on running a 5K race, tips on planning for and choosing 5K races, 5K race reviews submitted by runners like you, and other valuable resources to help with your running and training for a 5K race.

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5K Races for the Weekend of Oct 3 - 5, 2014

Sat, Oct 4Pigeon River Elk StampedeWolverine, MI
Sat, Oct 4Manor Fest 5K Fun runManor, TX
Sat, Oct 4Margaret Stringer Memorial 5K SplashMays Landing, NJ
Sat, Oct 4San Diego Super Heroes RunLa Mesa, CA
Sat, Oct 4Day In The Country 5KMadison, MS
Sat, Oct 4Pits 4 TitsLincoln, NE
Sat, Oct 4METs Race for the HeartCleveland, MS
Sat, Oct 4OktobeRun Half Marathon and 5KRedwood City, CA
Sat, Oct 4Ike's 5K River Run and WalkLoveland, OH
Sat, Oct 4Wildcat Prowl 5kDallas, TX
Sat, Oct 4Redheads Rule Fun Run 5K/1.7 MileLas Vegas, NV
Sat, Oct 4How the West was RunSierra Vista, AZ
Sat, Oct 4Lace 'Em Up for Leukemia 5k Fun RunMarble Falls, TX
Sat, Oct 4Life Crisis Center 5K and 1 Mile WalkSalisbury, MD
Sat, Oct 4MOTC Tails & TrailsNew Castle, IN
Sat, Oct 41st Alarm 5kSparks, NV
Sat, Oct 4VMM Sports Complex 5KHyattsvilles, MD
Sat, Oct 4Dirty Baker's DozenStatesboro, GA
Sat, Oct 4OLD RIP 5K and KID'S FUN RUN/WALKEastland, TX
Sat, Oct 4Running Dead 5KValparaiso, IN

Tips for Running 5K Races

Even though there are multiple options for setting up the proper workout regimen for your 5K race, we wanted to give you some tips that can help you get across the finish line of your 5K race:

Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Building a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Avoid Skipping Recovery

Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.